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thank you for joining us this morning. >> tony pann has a check of the forecast. i did not bring an umbrella. will that be a problem? >> you'll be okay. mindy is concerned about the weather. i think it will be ok for the morning commute. but the drive home from work, we will be dealing with some rain. there could be some flooding problems. we have cloudy skies at the present time. 36 at the airport. i think we will stay dry through a majority of the morning hours. we will see rain develop some time after lunch with a high temperature of only 46 degrees. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. first we say good morning to sarah. >> so far so good with one exception. it was bound northern parkway. there is an accident.
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it was bound westfield is a better bet. 45 miles per hour on the north side of the harrisburg expressway. running smoothly as you make your way over to the west side. northbound i-95 a bit of a sluggish spot. seven minutes is a drive time on a 95 south down to the harbor tunnel south. 12 minutes on the outer loop west side. this is traffic and greenspring. northwest corner very smooth. light volume toward the j.f.x. this is 70 and the west side is problem-free in both loops. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> some maryland lawmakers are trying to find a way around a recent supreme court law. >> legislation has been filed
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that would prohibit protests at certain times of the ceremony. jennifer franciotti is live with details. >> the legislation would prohibit protest at military protest five hours before and five hours after the funeral. there was controversial in maryland when members protested outside a military funeral in westminster. the supreme court ruled in favor of the westboro baptist church's protest. >> i believe the constitution allows for reasonable restrictions on the time, place, and manner of protest activities. that is all i'm doing here. >> the bill extends the distance between protesters up to 2,500
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feet. we'll have the churches reaction coming up. reporting live, jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think the "safe haven for heroes act" strikes a fair balance between free speech and a grieving family's right to privacy? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to the second a look at other hot topics. mr. steffens rawlings-blake calls on lawmakers to make minimum sentences to criminals who use guns. in the house, a measure to make using a cell phone while driving a primary offense. a bill offered a tuition break is meeting stiff resistance in the general assembly. it offers students who are here illegally in-state tuition with the option to transfer after two years and still receive the
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tuition breaks. there would have to prove they paid maryland taxes prior to enrollment and that they are trying to become u.s. citizens. >> another bill of curbing the use of plastic and paper grocery bags. customers would be charged 5 cents. a portion of the revenue would go to the chesapeake bay trust. >> plastic bags get into the water and are made from petroleum. a chemical product breaks down. it makes its way into our drinking water. >> i might run back and give banks the quest for some people, it is not convenient. sometimes 5 cents means a lot. >> leaders say they prefer a law that does not charge fees but the encourages customers to
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recycle. stores in violation would be slapped by fines for repeat violations. you can voice your opinion by leaving your comments on our website, you'll find details of details of big issues. click on "politics." lawmakers are no closer to a which would avert a government shutdown. >> kate amara has more on the story. good morning to you. >> the senate is scheduled to vote on arrival budget plans. house republicans get to work on another stopgap bill to avoid a government shutdown. >> it is time our friends tried to stop getting away with what they can get away with.
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>> on capitol hill, republicans and democrats continue trading barbs over competing spending proposals. lawmakers have until march 18 to find a way to fund the government. >> to supplant the tea party pushed through the house is a reckless plan. it is dangers for the health of our economy. >> republican and democratic budget measures are expected to fail. without it bipartisan agreement -- >> the prospect of a shutdown remains. >> president obama is being accused of failing to lead. >> we need for the president of the united states to step up to the plate as he said he would. >> the president did offer a budget guidance on tuesday and issued a warning to the gop, slashing education funds will
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only hurt the economy. >> there is no better economic policy that produces graduates with the skills they need to proceed. >> the house plan contains $60 billion in spending cuts. the white house is pushing for $6 billion instead. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> if both of these bills are expected to fail, what is the point? >> that is a great question. the idea behind these votes today is to show that both sides have to work together if they want to break the stalemate encompass some bipartisan agreement. >> kate amara, thank you. >> 36 degrees on tv hill. the man accused of the arizona it shooting rampage will be arraigned on new charges of. >> imagine being next to the biggest python in the country.
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>> this is the beltway at wilkins avenue. more on weather and traffic whe
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>> welcome back. we're off toward mild start. it is drive for the time being. we'll see some rain moving in today. let's check the current temperatures. 30's and close to 40 downtown. 32 in parkton. we should make it into the mid 40's this afternoon. rain showers will be likely by the time we get to this afternoon. an east southwest wind at 10. >> the man accused in the arizona shooting rampage will be arraigned today on new charges.
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he faces 49 new charges in a shooting spree that left six people dead. the indictment charges him with murder in the deaths of john roll and an aide to gabrielle giffords. loft are pleaded not guilty to the original federal charges of trying to assassinate differengiffords. >> some major flooding in new jersey. as much as 5 inches of rain fell over the state on monday. neighbors were evacuate. people escape their homes in boats. highways were closed. the forecast calls for possible rain again tomorrow. >> do you hate snakes? a super sized snake settles into her new home.
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this is the largest python in the country. she weighs over 200 pounds and is over 23 feet long. she will be on display in the knoxville zoo. >> that is a big snake. >> 36 degrees on tv hill. coming up, the morning's financial news in the bloomberg business report. >> you may soon be able to crawl up with your favorite movie with your facebook friend. >> northern parkway through this city, some closures or in of
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> tracking something in this city. >> we have an accident along northern parkway. this could tie things up. westbound northern parkway is closed. westfield avenue is a much better alternate. on the north side, 41 miles per hour. tapping the brakes of the harrisburg expressway. jfx, so far so good. 57 miles per hour on the west side. eastbounding good on 70 in towards 29. moving at a good clip on the north side. this is near greenspring. inner loop traffic toward the j.f.x. this is 70. volume picking up but still no delays. it is still early. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of
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the mta system. good morning to you. >> we have on the flight route is southbound delay of 50 minutes. metro subway on schedule. the 36 bus is diverting at washington and did so because of construction. marc train is operating on time on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines i'm kurt kronke. now back to tony pann. >> good morning. we're off to a quiet start. take an umbrella. right now, we have cloudy skies and temperatures in the 30's. 34 in cockeysville. we will see mostly cloudy conditions. probably not a peak of the sunshine. the rain will catch up to us later this afternoon. the rain coming into western maryland right now. some sprinkles into hagerstown. it is moving towards baltimore. it will take a couple of hours
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to get here. , by this afternoon, everybody will be in the rain. afternoon rainshowers with high temperatures in the 40's. overnight tonight, rainshowers are likely. some of the rain could be heavy. temperatures drop back into the lower end of the 40's. most of the storm will come through on thursday. we could pick up up to 3 inches of rain. flooding is a possibility during the day on friday. the rain gets heavier, representative by the yellows and the oranges. on the backside, i think it will turn cold enough for some snow showers to show up. the cold air moves in towards baltimore, do not be surprised if he sees some snow showers out there.
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let's check the seven-day forecast. temperatures will drop off significantly. 40's on friday. there could be some showers in the evening on saturday. saturday night would be the only time we will have any precipitation over the weekend. it will turn cooler on sunday. the big weather story is the system coming through tonight and on thursday with heavy rain and the possibility of some flooding. >> facebook plans to take on the movie rental industry. warner brothers has a service that will offer movies for sale or rent. those who collect like will be able to watch the movie within the next 48 hours. if you think $4 is rough,
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imagine paying $5.39 for a gallon of gas. that's how much gas is going for at one station in florida. it is a prime refueling spot. you can calculate your gas mileage on our website, you can also find gas prices on your cell phone. the home and housewares show is under way in chicago. we looked at some of the must have items this year. >> simplicity is the name of the game at this year's show. the stroller will be a busy mother restraint when it hits the market this summer. >> you are able to have the temperature in front of you, the speed your strolling, your trip odometer. when you're ready to go home, it
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folds itself automatically. >> how about a health it after- school snack that can be made in just three and a half minutes? thanks to this chip maker. >> it is really good. >> the baby cakes cupcake maker is ready in minutes. >> just add the beatter. they bake in about six minutes. >> cleanup is easy with the help of the automatic floor cleaner. it will work magic while you are away. >> it dries and at what mops your floor -- wet-mops your floor. it will go to all the corners. >> finally, it makes it easier to clean the bathroom. some women may consider the sensor feature priceless.
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>> one minute after the man leaves, the seat automatically goes back down. >> pretty nifty. how do you like that? >> dancing to the black eyed peas. watch for a big issue in a push starting today. jane king joins us live with the bloomberg business report. good morning to you, jane. >> good morning. doing fine. working for the weekend. airport security workers begin voting on what could be the biggest labor vote in 25 years. they are voting, which union will represent them. people said a majority of americans believe corporations have more political clout then onions. the house financial services committee expected to vote on whether to do away with the
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mortgage loan program. tropicana prices increasing. coca-cola is increasing prices on minute maid. they're ready to pay more for bacon and your easter ham. buyers worldwide pig supply. >> we have crude oil down but still about $105 per barrel. liquid soap usually comes in a plastic container. you will be able to buy liquid soap in a cardboard bottle. bottle cardboard is made from recycled paper and you can wash 66 loads and will set you back $15.
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i'm jane king reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. back to you. >> i understand you'll have good news for baltimore homeowners. >> yes. baltimore home owners are in better shape than the average home owner nation wide. i will sleep with that is all about. >> thank you, jane. 36 degrees on tv hill. coming up, we'll get another look at your morning commute with traffic and weather together. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. do you think the "safe haven for heroes act" strikes a fair balance between free speech and a grieving family's right to privacy? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to
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>> the space shuttle discovery
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program is expected to end the program. >> it will complete its 39th mission. there is only two missions remaining for the space shuttle program. >> two, one, booster ignition and the final liftoff of discovery. >> it lifted off from the final trip for the international space station 13 years ago. discover has brought over to wonder astronauts into space. it carried the first female pilot. and the oldest astronaut, john glenn. it also launched the hubble telescope. >> your goal for docking -- you are go for docking. >> we're bringing the assembly of the station to a close.
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we're delivering the last u.s. module appear. then it is pretty much built. >> astronauts also delivered a -- >> he is still in packing foam. it will be fun to see how it works because that is a sham. come on, guys. unpacked the guy. this >> is the end of space flight for discovery. >> it will be a bittersweet moment. >> a final landing for discovered after a career of historic firsts. the next mission is set to begin. behind me is the giant vehicle assembly building. inside is the shuttle endeavor which is scheduled to brought to the patent for an april launch. jeff patterson for nbc news. >> 36 degrees on tv hill.
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coming up -- >> in response to a decision involving free speech and funeral protests, in maryland congressman thinks he has a solution. i am jennifer franciotti. details are next. >> we do expect some rain to move and later this afternoon. we will check the seven-day forecast in just a few minutes. >> we're dealing with a problem all along westbound northern feeding a family of five, it's a challenge. especially with the two growing boys. they just eat and eat and eat. when i go shopping, i look for the specials. i'm looking for the real deals. i know they're going to save me money and that's something i appreciate. save more with giant's frozen food event. spend $100 in frozen foods through march 24th and get a $25 coupon good on your next order. just use your card and save on practically the whole aisle. i'm saving money at the register, and that reallworks for me. more savings every time you shop
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. let's check on weather and traffic. >> and they would have almost two inches of rain. we may pick up another 3 inches
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of rain tonight and into tomorrow. there is no place for the water to go. it is dry right now. the evening commute will be a different story. 36 degrees at the airport. cloudy skies. the rain will catch up to us sometime after lunch. later in the eastern suburbs. showers will catch up with a robotic this afternoon. a high temperature near 46 degrees. -- showers will catch up with everybody this afternoon. >> enjoy the morning commute. we're dealing with an accident if you travel along westbound on northern parkway. a crash is blocking some lanes. let's look at a map at mclean boulevard. all westbound lanes are closed. watch for closure to remain in effect. not seeing a lot in terms of delays. 48 miles per hour southbound on
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95 coming out of white marsh. trawling southbound, 40 miles park at shawan road on 83. on the north side or the west side, still delay-free at this time. this is a 95 at 95 coming down from the white marsh area. so far, no promise to report board. to fort mchenry looks good. traveling without delay at bellaire road. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you. a push for legislation that would prohibit military funeral protest at certain times. >> if this comes after a ruling that such protests are protected by the first amendment. jennifer franciotti is live with more details. >> dutch ruppersberger said his safe haven for heroes act does not take away the right to protest three he said it does
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place tighter restrictions on the protest process. >> if this with haven't, these idiots would have been lined up in front of a wall and shot for treason. >> that was al snyder after -- rolling its anti-gay protests at his sons and other funerals. free speech, even if it is offensive. >> i believe the constitution allows for reasonable restrictions on the time, place , and manner of activity. >> dutch ruppersberger filed legislation prohibiting protests from happening five hours before a military funeral, during, and five hours after. >> we felt that was not enough time to allow the grieving families to go to the funeral and come back without being in contact with these protesters.
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>> the church group has been showing up at funerals for 20 years to spread its belief that god hates the u.s. for its tolerance of gays. the group appears far from bowling to any attempt to stop their demonstrations. >> the rule is you don't get to use your objective standards to call my religion intentional -- otherwise, you would have to shut up. >> on look for to westboro filing suit and taking us to the supreme court. >> is safe haven for heroes act also extends the distance between protesters and funerals and 2,500 feet. reporting live, jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think the "safe haven for heroes act" strikes a fair balance between free speech and a grieving family's right to privacy? you can share your response at and on our facebook
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page, or send us an e-mail to >> police arrest a man for the deadly stabbing of a student athlete. terrance sims is accused of stabbing ronald gibbs and his sister over the weekend. ronald later died at the hospital. police believe he was trying to break up a fight between the two. a man faces charges this morning in the case of two young girls reported missing. there were reported missing around 5:00 p.m. saturday afternoon and there were found late on sunday by police in woodlawn. he's being held on $500,000 bond. >> prospective home buyers can
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score an unprecedented deal in west baltimore. state delegate keith haines is backing a sweeping tax credit for people who've renovate and moved into the vacant homes. the measure is already generating some powerful opposition. >> 16,000 vacant homes. this breeds crime, according to the mayor. >> there are so many communities that are made on save because of the vacant houses. there's so much wealth that has been lost by homeowners because of the decrease in value of. >> keith haines is sponsoring a bill that would provide a huge incentive for those willing to buy and live in homes in west baltimore. >> it is designed to focus in specifically on those committees which are distressed by of banded and vacant properties, but also emerging
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communities. >> the plan starts qualified home buyers with a free pass on city property taxes. a 100% tax credit for five years. 34% in the 16th year and 60% in the 17th year of home ownership. al deliverers include pennsylvania avenue, george highs, and edmundson. >> it is rebuilding our committee block by block. >> i think it is redundant we look at the programs we have in place. look at the use or the number of people who take advantage. we do not have overwhelming number of individuals in his district or this is targeted. >> the mayor believes it is more effective to promote the vacant to values initiatives she launched in november. it streamlines the sale of vacant homes by allowing no
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minimum bid at auction. >> since we announced that initiative, we have sold more in the three years than those that have calmed after the announcement that all of last year. we are addressing the needs of the market because kerry cavanaugh, wbal-tv 11 news. >> there are more than 1000 vacant properties in the area targeted by the bill. you can learn more about the build on our website, click on consumer. >> 36 degrees on tv hill. cell phones an e-mail may be taking their toll outside the workplace. >> sleep deprivation may lead to optimistic decision making. we'll explain. >> so far so good on the area roads. one problem of notes in the city
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>> so, ah, your seat good? got the mirrors all adjusted? you can see everything ok? just stay off the freeways, all right? i don't want you going out on those yet. and leave your phone in your purse, i don't want you texting. >> daddy... ok! ok, here you go. be careful. >> thanks dad. >> and call me--but not while you're driving. we knew this day was coming. that's why we bought a subaru. "access hollywood" test.
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>> welcome back. good morning. 38 degrees downtown. temperatures will start up on the chilly side. we will make it into the 40's this afternoon. we should be ok for most of this morning. but the time the drive home for work, likely you will see some rain. take an umbrella with you. 32 in parkton and jarrettsville. korean showers will become likely some time after lunch -- rainshowers will become likely some time after lunch. we'll see what is on top coming up into the weekend. >> cell phones and e-mail bind many of us to our jobs. this connection may be taking its toll, especially on women.
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women who were contacted frequently outside the workplace had higher levels of psychological distress at the moment who did not calls or text at home. men were less affected by taking work-related calls after hours. the difference is guilt. women tend to feel guilty about responding to calls and e-mail. >> are you saying men don't feel guilty? of course we do. not getting enough sleep. this is something i know a lot about. this can lead people to make decisions based on too much optimism. researchers tested how 29 people made economic decisions. after a sleepless night, they tended to make choices but emphasized monetary gain a less likely to make conservative charges that could prevent
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losing money. increased activity in brain regions and decrease activity in regions the process negative outcomes. >> you are in a dream world when you're tired. >> i will be bankrupt with the four hours on again. >> 36 degrees on tv hill. march madness is in full swing. keith mills tells how the terps are preparing. >> this is a live picture over the downtown area. we'll update weather and traffic pulse 11 for your morning commute. so stay with us.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning to you. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. not a bad start of the airport we are dealing with one problem, an accident northbound at
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westbound on northern parkway. tape was bound was filled avenue as your alternate. -- take westbound westfield ave esther alternate. moving well on the north side. the sluggish at shawan road heading southbound. the j.f.x. moving without delay. no problems on 97 to and from severna park. 295 in great shape. so far so good. this is traffic at age 95 at 95. this is traffic towards the harbor tunnel. -- does the traffic at 895. traffic at belair road running smoothly on the northeast corner of the beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. good morning. >> light rail delayed earlier is
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out of the way. metro subway on schedule. the 24 and 64 buses running 25 minutes late. the 35 bus, up 15 minutes late. a diversion washington boulevard and desoto. no delays on penn, camden, and brunswick lines. now back to tony pann. good morning. >> we are off to a quiet start. we don't expect any precipitation for the morning commute. it will be a different story on your way home. take an umbrella with you. 33 degrees in rising sun in cecil county. cloud cover is thickening up over the last few hours. by the time we get into this afternoon, the rain will catch up to us. a lot of this is not hitting the ground. the real precipitation is into the mountains and across west virginia. it is heading in our direction.
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probably around lunchtime, we will see rain movement for most of you. take an umbrella with you. mostly cloudy. high temperatures into the mid 40's this afternoon. overnight tonight, rain showers likely. temperatures will drop back a few degrees into the lower end of the 40's. the ground is already saturated. we had two inches of rain on sunday. we could pick up 3 inches of rain tomorrow. the water has no place to go. there is going to be some flooding in some neighborhoods. a flood watch is in effect starting tonight and lasting through thursday. showers and thunderstorms on thursday. a high near 56. it will get war. cold air will come rushing in. -- it will get warmer. we could see a few snow showers
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on friday. generally quiet this weekend. we could see some showers saturday night. i think the weekend will be quiet. daylight saving time begins saturday night. sanded back to the news desk. >> as you feel the pain at dupont, the u.s. seems to be moving closer to military action in libya. >> tracie potts has the latest from washington to crust with gas prices downright scary -- >> every time we go to the grocery store, we find the price has gone up a penny or two. it has to stop. >> the u.s. is under pressure to take action in libya. top security advisors meet at the white house without president obama to review it
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military options. the obama administration says the no-fly zone it cannot be done without the united nations or nato. after a phone call with president obama, the british prime minister said they must top gaddafi from brutalizing his own people. >> we need the president to lead on his project on this issue. >> libyas violence is hurting consumers at the pont. >> was worse, $80 a barrel last year is now worth $100 a barrel this month. that is pure windfall profit for big oil. >> most of libya's production is now shut down, there is no fear of an oil shortage. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> 36 degrees on tv hill.
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>> this morning we asked -- do you think the "safe haven for heroes act" strikes a fair balance between free speech and a grieving family's right to privacy? >> keep sending us your responses. we will post more of your answers on the front page of >> good morning. the orioles with another split squad double header you see a lot in spring training. they are home against the twins this afternoon and also play the red sox tonight. injuries taking its toll. derrek lee it is headed to a specialist to check out his right wrist. brian roberts missed yesterday's game because of back spasms. the key in yesterday against the philadelphia phillies. justin duchscherer had his
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problems. two scoreless innings for justin duchscherer. ryan howard hit in the breeze. nolan reimold runs at of room. josh bell drove in two runs for the orioles. brian matusz regroups and shows why people are excited about his future. a blistering fastball. the phillies come back to get two runs in the ninth against presario and they win the game 4-3. college basketball. march madness in full swing. for maryland, that means a trip to greensboro, north carolina at in this weekend's acc tournament. the terps (nc state. they need to win the acc tournament to get into the ncaa
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tournament. gary williams said his team will give it their best shot. >> beside duke and carolina, everybody had their moments of this year. now it is up to was to rally and play well in our next game. it happens to be in the acc tournament against nc state. we will have to play well. >> if maryland wins, they play duke. more on the owners and the players down in d.c. and the next half-hour. >> thank you. >> there is a way you can block charlie sheen while surfing the web. >> howard county will be the next jurisdiction to set up speed cameras in school zones. >> authorities received a call from a homeowner and the men reportedly robbing that home. that is are stored at 6:40. >> we have cloudy skies.
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we will check hd doppler in just a few minutes. >> quiet on the roads. volume is picking up. we're still attracting an accident in the city.
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>> dutch ruppersberger said he has a plan for military funerals. >> i am kate amara in washington or the spending showdown continues in the senate. when it convened for a threat to a government shutdown. >> as more what -- is more wet weather


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